The Prospect Before Her: A History of Women in Western Europe

TitleThe Prospect Before Her: A History of Women in Western Europe
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsHufton, Olwen
Volume1
Number of Volumes2
Number of Pages654
PublisherHarperCollins
CityLondon
Abstract

How did women in 16th century western Europe cope with the consequences of being considered inherently sinful--as well as being legally and economically subordinate to their fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons? What might become of a woman unable to raise a dowry? What were the difficulties faced by spinsters, single mothers, and widows? In this investigation into the lives of women from all social strata, the author leads us from poor-house to palazzo, from cradle to grave, illuminating what it meant to be female in western Europe during the years 1500 to 1800.

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